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Linking Records together in MDM


I am facing the following task:

We have an MDM repository filled with records. We need to link some main records to other main records, in a kind of Mother->Daughter relationship.

These should be linked by users using the MDM Portal.

I have linked the records using Lookup [main], having a record looking up records in same repository.

This is not a good method, and it is not user friendly when using the MDM Portal.

What other possibilities do I have?

Remember, it must be possible and user friendly to link records together using the MDM Portal.



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    Posted on May 02, 2011 at 07:55 AM

    you have not mentioned where your records are ??

    i mean :

    are you trying to link records (in main table1) to records (in another main table2 ) as possible from 7.1 ?


    you have records (only in 1 main table) and you want to link each other within that 1 main table only ??



    Edited by: Adrivit on May 2, 2011 1:25 PM

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      The problem I am facing while using lookup Main fields in the portal, is that ALL fields in the Main table are visible for each record in the pop-up window. Not only display fields. I use the normal MDM Item Details iView.

      We have one field which contain a long description. This field takes a lot of vertical space in the pop-up window when selecting records to which you want to link, and the user must do a lot of scrolling to find relevant records.

      Is there another way of displaying this pop-up? Maybe with only a few fields like ID and name?



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    Posted on May 04, 2011 at 07:10 AM

    sorry - but then what is ur actual question or issue ??!

    u are asking questions in one area : then when the possible solutions are provided : u are reverting back to another area !

    dont get confused

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    • Former Member

      I am sorry you see it that way Adrivit.

      The fact is, I stated in my question that I have been using Lookup (Main) field type, but I don't find it very user friendly.

      When I received an answer that said that Lookup (Main) probably was the best solution, I asked back if there is any possibility to make the user experience more user friendly by removing displayed fields in the look up.

      If I used the wrong phrasing, and the meaning was not understood, I appologize.

      It seems difficult to use relationships on the portal, that's why I want to use Lookup (Main) if it is possible to make it more user friendly.

      Kind Regards,